Jump to Main Content
- Bashford, L. L.; Jones, A. J.; Mielke, L. N.
- Applied engineering in agriculture 1988 v.4 no.2 pp. 122-125
- soil compaction, etc ; agricultural engineering; bulk density; four-wheel drive; rubber; soil density; soil water; tillage; tires; tractors; traffic; Show all 11 Subjects
- ... WHEEL traffic is considered a major cause of soil compaction in production agriculture. Soil compaction depends on initial conditions, load, contact area and tire type and shape at the soil surface. The use of tractors equipped with tracks instead of tires has the potential of reducing soil compaction because of reduced surface contact pressure and difference in load distribution over a relatively ...